Music From Big Pink
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Music From Big Pink

August 29, 2000

  Song Title
Tears Of Rage (2000 Digital Remaster)
To Kingdom Come (2000 Digital Remaster)
In A Station (2000 Digital Remaster)
Caledonia Mission (2000 Digital Remaster)
The Weight (2000 - Remaster)
We Can Talk (2000 Digital Remaster)
Long Black Veil (2000 Digital Remaster)
Chest Fever (2000 Digital Remaster)
Lonesome Suzie (2000 Digital Remaster)
This Wheel's On Fire (2000 Digital Remaster)
I Shall Be Released (2000 Digital Remaster)
Yazoo Street Scandal (2000 Digital Remaster)
Tears Of Rage (Alternate Take) (2000 Digital Remaster)
Katie's Been Gone (Outtake) (2000 Digital Remaster)
If I Lose (Outtake) (2000 Digital Remaster)
Long Distance Operator (Outtake) (2000 Digital Remaster)
Lonesome Suzie (Alternate Take) (2000 Digital Remaster)
Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast)(Outtake Demo) (2000 Digital Remaster)
Key To The Highway (Outtake) (2000 Digital Remaster)
Ferdinand The Imposter (Outtake-Demo) (2000 Digital Remaster)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 17, 2000
  • Release Date: August 17, 2000
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: This compilation (C) 2000 Capitol Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:13:51
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  • ASIN: B000TEPKS4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,511 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the twenty greatest albums ever October 7, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Before I bought this CD I had only heard The Weight and it was the main reason I bought this CD. To put it simply I was blown away by it. This album is the reason Eric Clapton disbanded cream and it is easy to see why. Every aspect of this album is beautiful and every song is great, not one stands out above the rest. I have since compiled a large collection of The Band, but this one will always be my favorite. The blending of the three voices is heard most on this album, with Richard Manuels standing out the most. In my opinion his voice is one of the most beautiful ever, and one listen of I shall be released should convince anyone of this. The album is a drastic departure from anything being recorded around the same time. It starts of with a slow song, Tears of Rage, very uncommon for the day. The songs all have a very old feel to them, and there is a lot of gospel flavor incoporated into them. It is basically the perfect album. Every band member was equally important to every song and each is one of the best at their respective instrument. In my opinion this is one of the best albums ever and this new remastered version is even better. The bonus tracks are pretty interesting especially if you don't already own the basement tapes. If you are looking to get into The Band start with this album and work your way through their catalog. It is the kind of album that gets better each time you listen to it and no music fan should be without it.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of The Band December 27, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Allow me to preface this review by saying that I'm not any sort of Band scholar, more of just a casual patron of the arts...but hot damn, is this one hell of a CD. In my vast collection of albums, I can't think of one that boasts instrumentation as innovative as "Big Pink." Each song's a symphony in itself, seemingly composed by a roots-rock Phil Spector or something. There's not a single bad song on here, although they're all very different; if you're only familiar with the acoustic sound featured on "The Weight," you may be surprised to hear the lush organs, synths and strings on all of the other tracks. Believe me though, it works perfectly. The scope of this album is so vast that you wouldn't believe it was possible to achieve, but The Band really pulls it off. Truly, The Band is the superlative example of a band, where each member contributed equally to the group effort. This reissue is so clutch, too: the sound is great, and the bonus tracks add what is essentially a companion album to the original tracks. Whomever was in charge of compiling the tracks really knew his stuff. Kudos for including "Ferdinand the Imposter," a terribly recorded favorite from "The Genuine Basement Tapes," because it is such a damn fine song.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Than A Classic! August 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It's great to see such a terrific album finally get the treatment it deserves-remastered sound quality, an expanded CD booklet, and the real "gravy"-all the bonus tracks! This is the album that created a musical revolution in 1968 (no small feat for the 60's!) Influencing everybody from the Beatles to Eric Clapton (whom even went so far as to make a pilgrimage to Big Pink to hang out and jam!) This was honest, well-written (by Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan , Richard Manuel, Rick Danko) well-played (three superb singers), just plain great music! The classics are here "The Weight", "I Shall Be Released", "This Wheel's On Fire"-but others in the original line-up are just as good: "We Can Talk", "Long Black Veil", and " Tears of Rage" also standout. The bonus tracks are reason to buy this CD alone!-These are rare songs that only collectors have been able to hear: "Ferdinand The Imposter", "If I Lose" and "Orange Juice Blues" are finally available in pristine CD quality! Can we give this album 6 stars?!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Band buyers begin here March 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Largely influential on the currently voguish Americana and alt. country scene, this first album grew out of the music the Band were creating with Bob Dylan at the house Big Pink, near Woodstock NY in 1967, and includes several new Bob Dylan songs - I Shall Be Released, This Wheel's On Fire and Tears Of Rage, the latter two co-written with the members of the Band who sing them. Probably the best known song was the single The Weight, which also appeared in the film Easy Rider (but was not licensed for the soundtrack album). There is one cover, Long Black Veil, which was influential on Robbie Robertson's writing style, and which he learned from Lefty Frizell's version.

If you need to own one Band album, this is the one to go for. It was hugely influential, an album unlike any other, and caused huge ripples across the music fraternity, changing the way people like Eric Clapton experienced and created music.

Beautifully re-mastered this new edition has copious notes and is almost doubled in length with bonus tracks, mostly appearing for the first time. It is fascinating to hear alternative arrangements of some of the songs, such as Lonesome Suzie which turns up with a big band horn arrangement. Musically, it sounds great, but was discarded, rightly, for being inappropriate for the song. A couple of covers recorded for fun, never intended for release on the album, are included - the Stanley Brothers' bluegrass If I Lose, and a less successful stab at the Jazz Allum and Big Bill Broonzy blues standard, Key To The Highway.

Some of the songs were included on The Basement Tapes, the Bob Dylan and the Band album of demos and home-recordings made at Big Pink.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality of the remaster
As this rates among the best albums and definitely one of the most influential albums in rock and roll history, It is only fitting to review the quality of the production. Read more
Published 29 days ago by The Mighty Quinn
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible supplier, very frustrated!!
I ordered this vinyl on January 15, 2014 and it took over a month to arrive(about two weeks longer than the latest estimated arrival date). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Colin Wedesky
5.0 out of 5 stars great
it is excellent and wonderful, it is also awesome, and exciting, very very spiritual, always right on the money. thanks
Published 2 months ago by William Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars The Band's seminal 'roots rock' album, beautifully mastered.
There's been a lot written about "Big Pink" over the years; there's not a lot I can add. If you know this album, you know you need to have it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paul H Turley
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic!
No one who loves sophisticated rock should be without this album - one of the most influential of the mid-1960's! Just about every song is a keeper.
Published 3 months ago by Alphonse Greybeard
3.0 out of 5 stars Big Pink Music
Not my cup of tea. But it was purchased for someone that had followed this band in the past. He is very happy with itl
Published 4 months ago by Shirley
5.0 out of 5 stars BIG PINK
Just love the Band and like this album the best. Brings back many good thoughts and times. Know the world will never see another point in time as"pure and unselfish as this... Read more
Published 4 months ago by raymond e riley
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
One tight group, instrumentals and vocals are amazing. American roots at it's best performed by one Arkansawyer and four Canadians.
Published 4 months ago by David Robert Ezell
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor audio quality in mp3 format
The audio quality in this format leaves much to be desired. This is what I get for going "cheap" with an mp3 download. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Studebacher Hoch
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of the heap.
Perhaps one of the strongest records of the past 50 years. Eric Clapton wanted to quit Cream and join The Band after he heard this record.
Published 4 months ago by Michael John Kennedy
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